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Clever Easter Basket DIYs to Try
Easter basket ideas come in all shapes and sizes. However, the best ideas somehow appeal to the one who will be receiving the basket, which in most cases is a small child.
When designing an Easter basket for or with a child, the basket must be cute, colorful, and functional (meaning it will hold tons of gifts and candy).
Look through this list of creative and do-able Easter basket ideas for some inspiration.Continue to 2 of 25 below.
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Turn an Easter Basket Into a Hot Air BalloonContinue to 3 of 25 below.
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Make a Picket Fence Using Popsicle SticksContinue to 4 of 25 below.
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Make a Bunny With Paper Printables
If you have a lot of Easter baskets to make, this project is ideal. If you're brave enough, invite all of the neighborhood kids over for an Easter egg hunt or other games. Before the hunt begins, have the children fold up their basket using these printables.Continue to 5 of 25 below.
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Fabricate a Simple Basket Into a Magical UnicornContinue to 6 of 25 below.
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Reuse Upcycled Fabric for a Colorful Easter BasketContinue to 7 of 25 below.
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Create This Inexpensive Basket Using Felt
Felt is an ideal material for Easter crafts. To make this simple basket, opt for thick wool felt that is at least 5 millimeters thick. Keep the bottom threading thinner and match it to the main felt. Then pick a thicker accent thread for the top detailing.Continue to 8 of 25 below.
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Add a Ruffled Skirt for an Ultra Girly Look
This simple fabric skirt is a less extreme version of the tutu Easter basket tutorials. Pick two or three fun fabrics to recreate this look. The best part about this tutorial is that it is a no-sew project. All you need is your fabric and a hot glue gun.Continue to 9 of 25 below.
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Learn How to Crochet a Chickadee Easter BasketContinue to 10 of 25 below.
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Repurpose an Old Stuffed Animal Into an Easter BasketContinue to 11 of 25 below.
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Turn the Candy Into the BasketContinue to 12 of 25 below.
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Enhance a Simple Basket With Fresh FlowersContinue to 14 of 25 below.
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Personalize an Existing Easter Basket With TagsContinue to 15 of 25 below.
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Transform String Into an Easter Egg Basket
This particular Easter basket idea is very popular on Pinterest. Though it seems like it would be hard to replicate, a little patience and attention to detail will go a long way on this one. Consider picking a theme or color for the best results.Continue to 16 of 25 below.
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Use a Theme for String Easter Baskets
This minion idea is only one example of how you can transform the string egg Easter basket idea into a particular theme. The are dozens of options, but make sure you pick one that will resonate with a child because perfecting this type of basket will take time.
String Easter Basket Theme Ideas:
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- Little Mermaid
- Minnie Mouse
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Make Any Style Basket You Want With Custom Liner
If you're having a hard time figuring out how to make a fun Easter basket for the boy or man in your life, take a simple basket and add a fun liner. This tutorial will show you how to either sew or hot glue the basket liner, so it's perfect for any skill level.Continue to 18 of 25 below.
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Turn a Milk Carton Into a Functional Bunny Basket
Recycling projects such as this one utilizing a gallon of milk are perfect to take on with your young children. Once you cut out the center hole, let your child decorate to his or her heart's desire. It may not be the most beautiful Easter basket, but it will be a really fun one.Continue to 20 of 25 below.
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Create These Princess Baskets Using Crepe Paper
These sweet Easter baskets may remind you of something fit for a princess. They are delicate and can be as glitzy and filled with flowers as you want them to be. Even if you don't use these smaller baskets for the main Easter egg hunt (because they are fragile), they will look great in photos of your child dressed in his or her Easter best.Continue to 21 of 25 below.
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Turn Something Else Into an Easter Basket
If you completely forgot when Easter is this year and need a quick idea, consider utilizing something you already have, such as a pair of your child's rain boots. Honestly, almost anything that can be filled with candy (or non-sugar gifts) will be fun for a child to dig through.Continue to 22 of 25 below.
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When in Doubt, Add Pastel RibbonContinue to 24 of 25 below.
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Follow This Crochet Pattern for a Cute Easter Basket Idea
Here is another crochet pattern for an Easter basket. Unlike the chickadee from earlier, this basket has several floral decals and even has some crocheted Easter eggs. Make these baskets as gifts and put them on display with other Easter decor in your home.Continue to 25 of 25 below.
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Use Construction Paper to Make These Colorful Baskets
While construction paper might not seem durable, it is solid enough to hold small candies and Easter eggs. Help your child work on his or her motor skills by having him or her cut out specific shapes you need for these baskets (so long as your child is old enough to be using scissors safely).